Board updated on village's battle with COVID-19

Amidst screening for coronavirus/COVID-19, the Buffalo Grove Village Board met Monday night.
            Persons attending the meeting had their temperature checked by Fire Chief Mike Baker. No fevers were discovered.
            Only four staff members were in attendance while Board members David Weidenfeld and Joanne Johnson, along with Village Board President Beverly Sussman did not attend out of concerns for the coronavirus/COVID-19. Trustee Lester Ottenheimer ran the meeting.
            Village Manager Dane Bragg updated the Board about the village’s decision to close all facilities with the exceptions of the Police Department. Bragg said that any emergency meetings between residents and village staff would be in the Police Department’s lobby.
            Bragg added that “central services” would continue to be provided and that village officials are monitoring information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). A priority for the village, Bragg added, is the well-being of employees.
            Bragg also told the Board that village staff is aware of many of the rumors circulating about the coronavirus/COVID-19, especially about the need for bottled water.
            “It’s (bottled water) is not needed, Bragg said. “The public water supply is safe.” Echoing suggestions of county, state and federal officials, Bragg encouraged residents to stay home, avoid large crowds.
            The village will continue daily updates about the outbreak.


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